The Minority Fellowship Program Alumni Community is your lifelong connection to the MFP. Currently, this branch of the MFP represents over 700 alumni living throughout the United States with an alumnus working abroad with the US military. We invite and encourage MFP Fellows who transition through the program to stay connected to AAMFT, the MFP, and each other through active participation in the MFP Alumni Community. As an alumnus, there are many ways to serve and continue the tradition of helping students who share in the same passion that drives MFP Fellows to further research, teaching, and service to underserved and minority populations in the Marriage and Family Therapy profession.  Follow the links below to stay connected.

MFP Featured Alum

Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., MSMFT, LMFT 

Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., MSMFT, LMFT, former MFP Doctoral Fellow (2009-2010), is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program at Touro University Worldwide, in Los Alamitos, California. He was a recipient of the MFP Doctoral Fellowship while completing coursework for his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Moore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Moore completed his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Valdosta State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

The MFP program played an integral role in Dr. Moore’s education and career path. The MFP Mentorship program helped Dr. Moore develop relationships with MFTs making his transition into the field of marriage and family therapy easier. Dr. Moore’s mentors, Ken Hardy (former MFP Program Director) and Adisa Ajamu (former MFP Program Manager), well-known scholars in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy and Psychology, helped him to develop a self-identity as a budding therapist. Dr. Moore noted that identifying with his mentors, African-American males, was very meaningful, as he was often the only one or one of very few African-American male students in his MFT training programs. Dr. Moore received advice on how to manage work/life balance, career planning in MFT, and was able to network with other doctoral students who had a passion for substance abuse and/or mental health treatment for minority populations. The MFP program helped Dr. Moore developed life-long relationships with other doctoral scholars who are now in the field serving in in direct clinical treatment, policy, academia. Dr. Moore also served as an AAMFT Board of Director. Click here for more information.


Past Features MFP Alumni

Allison Tomlinson, PhD      Janice M. Muña, M.Ed., MCFT    Sharde McNiel Smith, Ph.D         Shahrzad Yekta, MA       Laurelle Myhra, Ph.D, LMFT    Kara S. Erolin, Ph.D, LMFT

MFP Events
  • Join the MFP and network virtually with current Fellows at the 2024 SFTC in Orlando, FL! The MFP is creating this opportunity of engagement with the MFP program and Fellows and alumni to create even greater relationships among the MFP recipients.
  • Join via the alumni meetings with ZOOM links below! Reconnect with your cohort members or make new connections with the MFP! Our MFP Fellows are taking their educational path towards becoming culturally informed marriage and family therapists, working with diverse clients and clinical populations, and systemic/relational therapies. 

2024 MFP Alumni Virtual Meeting Dates (Hosted over Zoom)
March 27, 2024 @ 8PM EST
July 31, 2024 @ 8PM
November 05, 2024 (Projected at AAMFT SFTC)

Event Flyer (TBA)

2. Alumni Working Group Recap Documents

March 31, 2021 Meeting at 8PM EST
June 24, 2021 Meeting at 8 PM EST
January 20, 2022 at 8:00PM – 9:00PM EST